Florida Medicaid Program is administered by AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration). Medicaid eligibility in Florida is determined either by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or the Social Security Administration (for SSI recipients).
Department of Children and Families determines Medicaid eligibility for:
- Low income families with children
- Children only
- Pregnant women
- Non-citizens with medical emergencies
- Aged and/or disabled individuals not currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Generally families income must be under 125% of Federal proverty line with countable assets under $2,000.
Primary health services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long term care. Additional medical coverage includes drugs/prescriptions, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory tests, x-rays and other medical services.
The mission of the program is to improve the health of Florida residents by:
- Emphasizing health prevention
- Promoting continuity of health care
- Providing a medical home for Medicaid recipients
- Ensuring that each recipient can receive high quality, comprehensive health care services within the recipient’s community
Do You Qualify for Florida Medicaid?
To qualify for Medicaid Florida:
- you must be a resident of the state of Florida
- a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien,
- in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19,
- blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.
Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308